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Quality and Reliability Analysis of Combined Intracavernous Injection

Gokhan Cil

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality and reliability of YouTube videos on intracavernous injection (ICI) using scoring systems.

Methods: In May 2023, YouTube was searched using the following keywords "intracavernous injection,” “penile injection,” and “ICI” and the videos uploaded within the last 10 years were listed according to their relevance. Finally, 49 videos were included. Each video was evaluated by two urologists using the Global Quality Score (GQS) and the ICI score developed specifically for this topic by our clinic. The videos were classified as for medical professionals and health info websites according to their sources. The relationship between the video characteristics and GQS and ICI scores was analyzed.

Results: The mean duration on YouTube and length of the videos was 836.67 ± 1004.9 days and 361.25 ± 256 sec, respectively. The frequency of high-quality videos was 87.8%. The mean GQS, ICI score, and video power index (VPI) were 3.06 ± 0.9, 4.6 ± 1.45, and 72.26 ± 266.8, respectively. The GQS and ICI scores of the medical professionals were significantly higher than health info website sources (p=0.028 and p=0.005, respectively).

Conclusions: ICI videos on YouTube usually have high-quality content and videos for medical professionals offer a better quality and reliable content for patients. The number of videos for medical professionals may be increased to access a higher-quality and reliable videos on YouTube.